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Company assessment: SIAT Group – March 2021

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Total: 54.7% 61.75 / 113
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 28 62.5%
  • Policy: 32.5 / 45 72.2%
  • Practice: 11.8 / 40 29.4%
  • Self-reported: 9.8 / 40 24.4%
  • External: 2 / 40 5%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    6 / 9 66.7%
    • Organisation: 4 / 5 80%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment for all its operations?

      Environmental Policy, Human Resource Policy, and Health and Safety Policy.

    • 2. Sustainable natural rubber policy or commitment applies to all suppliers excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      Group Sustainability Manager.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      Audit and Risk Committee.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      17% - The company reports over 17% of senior staff are women. However, the information found is more than two years old.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      3 (50%) - The number of women on the board is not directly reported by the company but can be calculated from member profiles.

    • N
      0 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with natural rubber production?

      The company works in partnership with IDH on the Initiative of Sustainable Landscapes program. It has also partnered with the Gabonese government on a youth education program.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Sustainability Report 2019.

    • N
      0 / 1

      10. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    7.5 / 10 75%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 9 72.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0 / 0 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 0 0%
    • External: 0 / 0 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      11. Lists countries and operations?

      Cote d'Ivoire, Cambodia, Gabon (plantations, processing), Nigeria, Ghana (plantations).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      12. Total land area managed/controlled for natural rubber (ha)?

      218,004 - The total land area managed is 218,004 ha.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total natural rubber planted area (ha)?

      23,344 - The figure excludes scheme smallholder areas.

    • 14. Scheme smallholders/outgrowers planted area (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      15. Unplanted area (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      158,239 - This figure represents the total unplanted area across all concessions and includes land managed for rubber and oil palm cultivation. A separate figure for rubber only could not be calculated.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      20,246 - The company reports a conservation area of 20,246.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      17. Maps of estates/management units?

      Maps are available for all rubber operations, except for those in Cambodia.

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Management plans for natural rubber production are available for all estates/management units?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Number of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      3 - The company owns three natural rubber factories.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      20. Names and coordinates of company owned natural rubber processing facilities?

      The company provides the names of the facilities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Commitment to traceability of the whole supply chain?

      The company provides a commitment to trace its supply chain.

  • Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives Certification standards/Sustainability initiatives
    2.5 / 5 50%
    • Organisation: 1 / 1 100%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 3 16.7%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      22. Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Submitted self-declaration form for the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i)?

      SNR-i.

    • N
      0 / 1

      24. Percentage area (ha) FSC certified?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      25. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company is ISO 14001 certified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      26. Commitment to become 100% certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme?

      The company commits to being ISO 14001.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    7.25 / 12 60.4%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 5 / 7 71.4%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 1.3 / 4 31.3%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      27. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company provides a commitment to zero deforestation.

    • 28. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      29. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV and HCS areas. No cut-off date.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      30. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      The company provides information on monitoring deforestation. However, the information is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      31. Amount of illegal/non-complaint deforestation recorded in own operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      32. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      33. Implementing a landscape or juridictional level approach?

      The company actively participates in a Public-Private Partnership landscape project in Cote d'Ivoire, the Cocoa-Forests Initiative. Although this project focuses mainly on cocoa it also involves other commodity productions in the landscape including the company's rubber operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      34. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company provides a commitment to conserve biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      The company provides multiple examples of species and habitat conservation. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      37. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      The company provides a commitment to prohibit hunting.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Commitment to protect areas from illegal activities?

      Prohibit illegal activities.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Commitment not to use genetically modified organisms?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4 / 7 57.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 3 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 4 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      HCV.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      42. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach?

      HCS.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      45. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

      The company provides a commitment to conduct SEIAs.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      46. Social and environmental impact assessment (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      The company provides externally verified management and monitoring plans for SEIAs.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    7.25 / 15 48.3%
    • Organisation: 2 / 4 50%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 5 35%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      47. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company commits to not cultivate on peat soils but does not specify "of any depth" or use a recognised definition for peatland.

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      50. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company provides BMPs for soils.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company provides examples of the best soil management practices. However, the information found is more than two years old and is also not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      52. Commitment to best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • N
      0 / 1

      53. Evidence of best/sustainable tapping practices?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company is committed to zero burning.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      55. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      The company provides evidence of monitoring and managing fire. However, the information is more than two years and is also not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company commits to decrease overall GHG emissions but the commitment is not time-bound and does not specify a reduction target.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      58. GHG emissions intensity?

      0.03 tCO2e/t dry rubber product 2019.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      59. GHG emissions from land use change?

      The company reports GHG emission intensity figures from land use change in two metrics: 9.4 tCO2/ha and 18.76 tCO2/t rubber.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

      Intensity figures from 2019 show a reduction from 2018, however, information is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      PalmGHG tool.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    5.75 / 17 33.8%
    • Organisation: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 6 58.3%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 9 19.4%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      63. Water use intensity?

      The company reports water use intensity figures for two out of three natural rubber factories: 18m3/t rubber for Gabon and 17m3/t rubber for Cote d'Ivoire.

    • N
      0 / 1

      64. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports some water use intensity figures over time but figures are not improving.

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Treatment of effluents from processing facilities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      69. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides a commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      70. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The company provides evidence that waterways are protected by buffer zones. However, information is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      71. Reducing odours from natural rubber processing facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      72. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      The company commits to reducing use of pesticides but does not mention fertilisers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      No use of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      No use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention.

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      77. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      The company commits to IPM however no evidence could be found for its implementation. Information is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      78. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      The company recycles industrial waste. However, information is not externally verified.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    17.25 / 25 69%
    • Organisation: 3.5 / 5 70%
    • Policy: 11 / 14 78.6%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • Self-reported: 2.8 / 6 45.8%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Commitment to human rights?

      The company provides a commitment to respect human rights with reference to the UN Declaration.

    • 80. Commitment to human rights applies to all sourcing excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      81. Commitment to respect Indigenous and local communities' rights?

      Committed to respecting Indigenous and local communities' rights with reference to the UN Declaration.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      82. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      The company provides a commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      The company has committed to FPIC.

    • 84. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers excluding smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Details on Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      Provides details of FPIC.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      86. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      The company provides examples of local community engagement activities. However, the information is not externally verified.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      87. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company mentions a "Conflict management procedure" but does not provide detail on the resolution process.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      88. Supports the inclusion of women across natural rubber operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      The company provides an example but no commitment found. Also, the information found is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      89. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      90. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

      The company provides multiple examples including an integrated rubber and food crop project and livestock farming. However, the information found is more than two years old and is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      91. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company publishes examples of providing essential community services and facilities.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      92. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      The company provides multiple examples including medical facilities, roads, electricity, churches, and education.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      The company commits to providing business/work opportunities for local communities.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      94. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company provides a commitment to all Fundamental ILO Conventions.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      95. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company prohibits gender related discrimination with regards to employment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

      15,652 (87.1%) - The company reports the number of temporary employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. Percentage or number of women employees?

      30% - The company reports the percentage of women employees.

    • N
      0 / 1

      99. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      100. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company provides a commitment to address occupational health and safety.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      103. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company states it provides PPE and related training. However, the information found is not externally verified.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      104. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      9.4 - Lost Time Injury Frequency.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      The company provides a combined figure for serious injuries and fatalities. The number of fatalities is unclear.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 1 0%
    • Policy: 0.5 / 2 25%
    • Practice: 0 / 4 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 4 0%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Commitment to support smallholders?

      The company only states it "sustains" smallholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Percentage of supply from smallholders?

    • 108. Programme to support scheme smallholders/outgrowers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 109. Percentage of scheme smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from scheme/outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      110. Programme to support independent smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      111. Percentage of independent smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1

      112. Process used to engage smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1

      113. Number or percentage of smallholder suppliers engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

    • 114. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage non-smallholder suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • 115. Number or percentage of non-smallholder suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • 116. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not have any non-smallholder suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Percentage of supply coming from agroforestry?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.75 / 6 62.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 4 75%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      Provide a commitment to ethical conduct.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      119. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company provides training and requires all employees to annually sign a code of conduct. This information is not externally verified.

    • N
      0 / 1

      120. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      121. Whistleblowing procedure?

      Whistleblower anonymity is protected and the procedure outlined.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      122. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      Grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      123. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

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